2004 Ford F-150 Photo
Quick Take
It doesn’t matter whether you give a hoot about pickup trucks or not. It doesn’t even... Read more »
N/A out of 10
Browse Ford F-150 inventory in your area.


It doesn’t matter whether you give a hoot about pickup trucks or not. It doesn’t even matter whether you care so little about cars you don’t know the name of the model you’re presently driving. Whatever your thoughts about our shared automotive universe and your place within it, you need to pay attention to this: Ford has just unveiled its 2004 F-150 pickup. The world’s most mass-produced vehicle, the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for the last 20 years — with over 26 million sales on its tally sheet — has just been completely reengineered from scratch and reborn.

The deck is loaded and the stakes couldn’t be higher. As any vaguely aware person can tell you, Ford is on the ropes. The F-150 is the company’s crown jewel and cash cow all rolled into one big safety net. The timing is excruciating: Either the redefined F-150 will tide its masters over and even turn back the surging flood of red ink; or it will disappoint its loyalists, succumb to its rivals and slip heartbreakingly off its perennial throne.

Brave bets

If the consequences weren’t so dire, the debut of such an important new vehicle would be an automotive soap opera of the first magnitude. Staring fate and fortune in the teeth, Ford has made several brave bets with their new F-150.

2004 Ford F-150

2004 Ford F-150

Enlarge Photo
For instance, the two-door Ford pickup is a thing of the past. Every 2004 F-150 now boasts a four-door cab, whether it’s a Regular Cab, SuperCab, or SuperCrew. What this means is that all cabs are six inches longer than before so that even the Regular Cab, with its pair of opposing-hinge access doors, features nine to ten cubic feet of stow space behind the front bench seat. With the SuperCab, you get roomier bench seating for three in the back; with the SuperCrew, you’re essentially driving a cozy four-door SUV. Opt for the front bench, in fact, and you can travel as a party of six.
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

© 2016 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.